My Home Office Design Plan | The Vision

One of the rooms I need to get pulled together as soon as we return from our vacation is my office.  I am going to be turning the bedroom on the lower level or our townhouse in my office and creative space. The room is fairly large and has a wall of windows that I love. When we bought the house, the room was painted an admiral blue and had carpeting that was in desperate need of changing. Here’s a before photo I snapped with my iPhone.

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Before we began moving in, I had the entire house painted and choose a soft color palette for this room. I haven’t been able to take any after photos yet because the room is filled with boxes but I’ll share those when I start decorating this space.

 The walls were painted Benjamin Moore Whisper and I freshened up the trim with BM Simply White and I used Black Satin for the doors.  The biggest change came when we removed the carpet and had hardwood floors put in.

 

When I started thinking about how I wanted to decorate my office, I had several things to consider.  In addition to providing ample space to work on design projects, I also need storage for my Etsy shop inventory.  And I wanted the space to feel more like a living space and less like a traditional office.

I started looking around for inspiration and came upon several office space images that spoke to me.

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HOME OFFICE DESIGN PLAN

After finding my inspiration I’ve come with a design plan that I’m excited about.  The general feel for the space will be sophisticated and elegant with lots of black and brass.  I’m also planning to infuse pink and blue & white into the space to add pops of color.

A lot of the furniture I’m looking at is from Ikea and most of the accent pieces are items I already own.  Here are some of the pieces I’m considering…

Ikea Ingatorp Table

Billy Bookcase with Glass Doors–Ikea

Brass Desk Lamp from Target (also available in black)

Black and White Herringbone Rug–Rugs USA

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I’m looking forward to getting started decorating this space.  Because I’ll be spending lots of time in my office, I’m making sure it is the perfect blend of style and function.

Chair Crush: Spool Chairs & where to shop for them

Spool Chairs

My favorite chair style at the moment is the Spool Chair. Spool furniture dates back to the 18th century with small tables and stool being the first design crafted in this style.  Spool furniture is making comeback today with this iconic chair becoming a in-demand design item.

When it comes to shopping for spool chairs, there are several great sources with pricing ranging from very affordable to pretty expensive.  I’ve done some online shopping and rounded up what I think are the best sources for high-quality, affordable Spool Chairs.

SHOPPING FOR SPOOL CHAIRS

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No. 1–Ballard Designs

The Shiloh Spool Chair  from Ballard Designs is the most expensive option I’ve found. The upside is that you have lots of fabrics and 5 finish options to select from so you can really customize this chair to fit your design needs.  Pricing starts at $1099 and goes up from their based on the fabric and finish your select.   And they have free swatches available to order although you will pay a shipping charge.

Ballard Designs Spool Chair

No. 2–Wayfair

This is a very affordable option produced by Birch Lane.  The Henderson Armchair is available in a variety of pattern and solid fabric options and there are two finish colors to choose from–white and walnut.  Pricing ranges from $391.99 to around $550 for the most expensive fabric and finish option I found. A big positive is that Wayfair has free fabric swatches available to order so you can see the fabric before your order.

Wayfair Spool Chair

No. 3–Joss & Main

I found another affordable option at Joss and Main.  The Balalan Spindle chair is a traditional spool chair design and is priced at just $349.99. This chair is only available in this black/brown espresso color finish and grey fabric as shown.

Joss and Main Spool Chair

No.4 –Z Gallerie

If you’re looking for a white finish, Z Gallerie sells a Spool Chair priced at $599.  The fabric is a natural colored rayon and linen blend which makes it perfect for cottage, farm-house or beach decor.

Z Gallerie Spool Chair

 

No. 5–Pottery Barn

The Loralie Upholstered Armchair is a custom order piece from Pottery Barn so it can take 6 to 8 weeks to receive once order.  And the sale is final so there are not returns or exchanges.. Pricing starts at $699 and can go over $1000 based on the fabric you select. The only finish option is a stained walnut which is a classic finish for this chair style.  One of my favorite fabric options available form PB is this black and white buffalo check.Pottery Barn Spool Chair

When I shared my living room design plan a few weeks ago I had a spool chair as part of my plans.  The hubby is not sure about this choice so we’ll hitting up a few stores so he can test our the design.  Hopefully he’ll fall in love with this chair design like I have.  Stay tuned…

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Four Overhead Lights I’m Loving {plus where I shop for lighting}

 

I’ve been sourcing a lot of lighting lately and one of my go to sources for affordable and stylish lighting is Ballard Designs.  Ballard’s mix of lighting ranges from
 traditional styles to trendy pieces.  I came across 4 awesome overhead lights while shopping their site recently and wanted to share them with you.

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Four Overhead Lights To Love

1 //  The Gigi Pendant from Ballard Designs is such a fun take on a traditional quatrefoil design and the brass and cream color combination is just stunning.  I would hang this in a dining room, bedroom or office space.  And it would look great in a small foyer space too. On sale for $246.75.
My Favorite Sources for Affordable Lights by ConfettiStyle

2 // Gone are the days of the flush mount ‘boob light”.  Now you can find super chic flush mount lights to fit any decor style.  I am especially fond of this Starburst Ceiling Mount Light  and think it would look fabulous in a powder room, kids room or hallway? On sale for $ 261.75.
My Favorite Sources for Affordable Lights by ConfettiStyle

3 //  If you’re looking for a causal lighting style, the Kiki Pendant with its bohemian vibe would be a great option.  A pair of these wold look stunning in a sunroom, over a kitchen island or in a causal breakfast eating space. On sale for $111.74.

tip: you could probably paint this if you wanted a more colorful statement. 
My Favorite Sources for Affordable Lights by ConfettiStyle4 // The Urchin 12 Light Pendant is one of my favorite takes on this popular Sputnik design trend.  I love the slender arms and antique gold finish and would hang it in a foyer, office space or large bedroom.  On sale for $ 674.25 which is a savings of over $220.
My Favorite Sources for Affordable Lights by ConfettiStyle

My Favorite Sources for Affordable Lighting by ConfettiStyle

 

Lamp Plus is the nation’s largest lighting retailer.  They carry a wide range of lighting from all of the top brands in the country.  I love shopping them for chandeliers, table lamps and outdoor lighting.  In addition to lighting, they also sell home decor and  furnishings.

Wayfair carries a large variety of lighting brands with looks to fit every decor style and they have a great selection of outdoor lighting.  I love the look and price of this outdoor wall lantern.

Overstock is one of the best sources for affordable and stylish interior lighting.  And this is a great place to shop If you like crystal lights. This gorgeous chandelier would look awesome in a walk-in closet or over a garden tub.

HomeGoods  has always been a great source for affordable table lamps and the last two years they have really upped their style game. Their assortment is constantly changing so if you see something you love, buy it.

Crate and Barrel is our source for lighting with a modern, contemporary design aesthetic. By hovering over the lighting image on their website, you can also see what the light looks like lit up. This brass desk lamp is one of my all time favorites.

Pottery Barn has a good selection of moderate-priced, transitional lighting that will work with just about any design style     This tapered metal flush mount light is a classic design that would look great in a hallway or mud room.

Rejuvenation has an online store as well as several retail stores across the country.  Their speciality is reproduction antique, Victorian and period-authentic lighting.   The story of how the company was started is pretty interesting–you can read it here.

School House Electric is much more than a lighting company.  Their portfolio of products include furniture, decorative accessories, kitchen & bath products and hardware.  The Satellite Sconce is one of my favorites from their lighting collection.

Target really does have it all when it comes to lighting, from table lamps and floor lamps to outdoor lighting and desk lamps.  In addition to selling their private label Threshold collection, Target also sells popular brands like Uttermost and Safavieh.  tip:  always check their pricing on-line because I’ve noticed several styles that are cheaper on-line than in-store.

Shades of Light is another online source with a vast array of lighting options. Their contemporary collection is my favorites and I’ve got my eye on this light fixture.

Ballard Designs has a nice collection of lights and their price points are very affordable. They have a great selection of glass and ceramic table lamps and  I also like their lantern styles.  Ballard’s is also my source lighting accessories like cord covers and chandelier chain sleeves.

 

As you think about the lighting in your home, look at it like you do jewelry to an outfit.  Stylish lighting can be the finishing touch to your decor.

 

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The Starting Point Of Design–Revisited

The Starting Point Of Design by ConfettiStyle

Happy Monday!  We made it through another weekend which included a hodge podge of tasks and projects. Most of our weekend was spent at the new house cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms and floors. We also moved all of my Christmas decor into the garage storage unit.  Yesterday we spent some time shopping for sofas and also swung by At Home to pick up a few things.  If you haven’t been to an At Home store, I highly recommend you do.  The store is massive and there are lots of basic decorative items and stylish decor and super affordable prices.

This week is going to be extra busy with client meetings, more packing and shopping for a new dishwasher.  When we were cleaning the kitchen we noticed that the dishwasher had some mold build-up which made me cringe.  So, a new dishwasher just made it to the top of the ‘must-buy’ list.

Since I’m in the beginning stages of creating a design plan for our new house, I thought I’d share a post I wrote back in 2011.  The post, entitled The Starting Point Of Design outlines things to consider when beginning to develop a design plan for a room or a whole house.  I hope you’ll find these tips valuable no matter what stage of decorating you are in.

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Checking In, Home Decor Inspiration & I’ve Been Nominated

Hi friends.  It’s been quite on the blog this week so I wanted to check in and let you know what I’ve been up to.

I started getting a sore throat the other day which means a summer cold is coming. I’m drinking lots of tea and desperately trying to fight it off.  I want to call my doctor for a prescription but she doesn’t play that.  She wants to see you before handing out drugs.  She’s an awesome doctor and is doing the right thing but #aintnobobygottimeforthat! So I made a run to the drug store yesterday and loaded up on cold meds.

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I’ve been doing lots of fabric sourcing lately and found these beauties at ADAC.  I haven’t landed on the right combo yet so the search continues today.

Fabric Decor Inspiration

Things are moving along with the new house. The painters finish today and I’m excited to have the painting done. I love the colors I choose and how fresh and clean the house now looks.  I’ll share photos on Instagram later today when I stop by the house so stay tuned.

The hubs and are spending the weekend doing major cleaning and moving some things into the garage storage area.  We are finalizing the carpet and flooring this week and plans are for it to be installed next week.  Then we’ll officially move in on the 19th and have two weeks to get settled before we go our a much-needed cruise.

New House Decor

wall and ceiling color–BM Whisper // trim–BM Simply White in semi-gloss

When I haven’t been packing, I’ve been spending my evenings trying to nail down the decor plan for the house.  Of course I’ve been turning to Pinterest for inspiration and these are the spaces that are inspiring me at the moment.

What appeals to me about this living room decor by Citrine Living is the soothing color palette, black accents and pops of brass.  We’re planning on getting a new sofa and right now I’m leaning toward a mid-tone grey.  I want to make sure I have lots of flexibility when it comes to accessorizing and a grey and white palette will allow for that.

Decor Inspiration

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I spotted this image from Decoholic and love the texture of the side table, floor pillow, rug and round platter.  Since we have a dark wood coffee table using natural fibers, woven pieces and pops of black will work well.

p.s. I’ve been wanting these Ikea woven floor pillows (seen in the photo below) for ages so I’m planning on picking up a couple.


Decor Inspiration

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For the master bedroom, this bedroom decor has me inspired.  Our walls are a softer grey than this but I love the feel of this bedroom.  I’m considering getting a linen  upholstered headboard and using black accent furniture to add depth.  I’m going for a sophisticate spa feel.

Decor Inspiration

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And the last thing I’ll share regarding the house is the direction I think we’re going for the stair runners.  I’m trying to decide between a patterned carpet and a sisal and I think a sisal might win out.  Here are the top two contenders.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  ConfettiStyle has been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award!

For those of you not familiar with the Amara Interior Blog Awards here’s a little background…

The Amara Interior Blog Awards celebrates and engages with the most authoritative and respected bloggers in the vast interior blogging industry. Believing that bloggers are an integral part of the interior design community, the Amara Team has worked closely with many of these talented individuals over the years and strive to give back to this vibrant community through the awards. A concept first introduced in 2013, the Amara Interior Blog Awards include a series of phases throughout a three-month period from nominations & voting, to shortlisting, and the project culminates in an annual awards ceremony attended by the shortlisted bloggers, sponsors and judges.  The expert judging panel have the final say on the winning blogs and each year the panel consists of members of leading organizations and established figures within many interior related fields.


It’s such an honor to be nominated for this award and be amongst a group of very talented interior bloggers.  The voting runs through Sept. 15th and I would be thrilled if you would click the image below or head over to the ConfettiStyle nomination page and cast a vote for me.

 

 

You can follow the IBA blog for updates on voting as well as for interior design inspiration.  #IBA17

I hope you’re having a great week and thanks as always for the stopping by and supporting my blog.

 

On The Bookshelf: New Design & Entertaining Books

One of the things I love to do during the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market is to shop for new design, entertaining and coffee table books. It gives me an opportunity to preview the books before they are released and available in stores or online.

I’ve always loved books (a by-product of a mom who was an English teacher) and have amassed quite a collection over the years.  These days most of my book purchases are design and entertaining books so that’s what I look for at market.  And boy was I excited to see so many fabulous books scheduled for release in the fall and winter.

Here’s a round-up of what I have on order.  And to make ordering easy for you, I’ve included links (affiliate links) to all of the titles so you can pre-order your copies today.

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Life Lately In 5 Photos {designing, shopping & reading}

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend and were able to stay cool with the summer heat that’s plaguing the country.  It was hot as blazes here in Atlanta and I feel like I drank about 10 gallons of water every day just to stay cool and hydrated.

 My life has been a fast-moving train the last few weeks and I feel like a juggler with lots of balls in the air.  But it’s all good stuff including a little secret I’ll be sharing on Thursday.  For now, let me get you up to speed on some of the things that have been going on in my world and keeping me so busy.

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Life lately…

No. 1–This is the beginnings of a design plan that I’ve been working on and one that is very personal to me.  The main floor of this home is an open concept with hardwood floors, white walls and a soft grey ceilings. The goal is to create a space that is sophisticated with traditional undertones and pops of color.  I’m love where the design plan is going with grey and black as the foundation and a little animal print and brass to jazz things up.


No. 2–This fabric is for furniture for client who wants to spruce up her living room.  The client found a sofa she loved at Haverty’s so we went shopping there the other night to pull together the fabric plan.  The natural fabric will be used on the sofa and the navy will go on two accent chairs.  And the abstract fabric is for pillows for the sofa.  The iron side table with black granite top below will sit between the chairs.

 p.s.  Haverty’s has some nice accent furniture pieces at good prices if you’re doing some decorating.  

 

No. 3–In route to an appointment the other day, I popped into one of my favorite consignment stores.  It’s been a while since I’ve been thrifting and the thrill of the hunt hit me the minute I walked in the door.  Right off the bat I found these two beautiful urns which were only $7.50 each. This was a major score because the urns are about 14″ tall and are in great condition.  I also picked up this pretty brass bowl for $5.00.

Life Lately in 5 Photos--Thrift Shopping

No. 4–I’m sure you all have been seeing this bamboo purse on every fashion bloggers blog.  I’ve wanted one ever since I first saw it but didn’t want to pay the over $100 price that most people were paying.  After a little research, I found a great source on Ebay that sells both the small and the large size. And you won’t believe the price…the small is $32.99 and the medium is $34.99.

I have to tell you that I had never ordered from Ebay before so I was a little nervous about ordering this bag.  And because the purse was shipping from China, I was nervous about the quality.  The shop and the product had good reviews so I went ahead and placed the order and when it arrived, I jumped for joy.  The quality is great and the purse is exactly as described.  I love it so much that I just ordered the larger size in black.

p.s.  I place my order on July 8th and my package arrived on Saturday, 7/21.  Pretty fast coming from China and getting through customs.

Life Lately in 5 Photos--Bamboo Purse

No. 5–After an exhausting weekend, I took some time last night to flip through the July issue of BH&G.  So many inspiring ideas starting with the cover image.  I want those chairs, that coffee table and that ottoman. #ilovebamboo

Those are  just a few highlights of my life lately.  I’m off to shop for carpeting and then I’ll be back at my desk tackling my mile long to-do list.

I’m wishing you all a fantastic week.  I’ll be back here tomorrow with my take on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale since it’s the talk of the town.

3 Great Sources for Removable Wallpaper


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I’m a fan of wallpaper but I know not everyone is.  Wallpaper can be expensive and the labor involved to install is can be daunting.  And then there’s the thought of what if my design style changes in a year or two–all that paper has to be taken down.

If you love the look of wallpaper but want a more cost-effective and less-permanent solution, then removable wallpaper just might work for you.  Temporary wallpaper has come a long way in the last 10 years and now you can get the look and feel of real wallpaper without the cost and hassle.

Removable paper is ideal for small spaces like closets, powder room and hallways.  And I love using them on ceilings to a dramatic design detail.

If removable wallpaper is on your design radar, I’ve rounded up three great sources for you to shop along with my favorite picks from each site.

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Affordable DIY Design Solution:

 Removable Wallpaper

Tempaper is a great source for removable wall coverings in abstract patterns and chinoiserie designs and all of their products are 100% made in the USA. Their designer collections include styles from Genevieve Gorder, Bobby Burk and Cynthia Rowley.  And if you can’t find the design you’re looking for, you can design your own paper and have it printed and manufactured by Tempaper.  And check out the Tempaper blog  for loads of design inspiration featuring their papers.

Removable Wallpaper from Tempaper

Hojas Cubanas Banana Leaf   // Garden Chinoiserie Floral  // Wood Plank // Brass Belly 

 

Chasing Paper sells a variety of designs from traditional to whimsical patterns.  And I love their feature which allows you to shop papers by color.   Their designer collaborations include Sabrina Soto, LABL Studio and Rebecca Atwood. For inspiration, the Chasing Paper blog is filled with creative decor and craft ideas using their papers.

Removable Wallpaper from Chasing Paper

Fancy Four Sides // Green Leaf // Speckle // Sunburst

 

If you love bold, artistic designs then you’ll definitely want to check out WhatisBlik. Unlike the other brands which sell their products in rolls, WhatisBlik sells their wall coverings as wall tiles.  The tiles are cut into square or rectangular pieces making them ideal for small spaces and DIY projects.

Removable Wallpaper from What Is Blik

Byy Byy July // Deep Blue // Ten // Trees

The ideas for using removable wallpaper are endless so get creative and have fun decorating.

Removable Wallpaper

 

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